The Key of Dreams: a Romance of the Orient. L. Adams BECK, aka Elizabeth Louisa Moresby.

The Key of Dreams: a Romance of the Orient.

New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1922. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 354pp. Blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Elizabeth Louisa Moresby (1862-1931) was a British-born novelist who became the first prolific female fantasy writer in Canada; she wrote under several pseudonyms, though her most popular books were issued as by L. Adams Beck. Moresby started writing her novels, which commonly had an oriental setting, at the age of sixty. She was also a distinguished writer of esoteric works such as 'The Story of Oriental Philosophy' (1928) and 'The Splendor of Asia' (1926), and on Theosophy. Spine ends rubbed, spine gilt dulled, page-edges lightly browned, inside front hinge has a clear plastic tape repair, a few spots of glue residue on front pastedown (from old bookplate?), else a solid near VG copy (no dust jacket). Item #51978

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